Beefcake, 73mm

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The Orangatang Beefcake is here to add some bronzed brawn and brains to your freeride fantasies. The burly shape, stone-ground contact patch, and muscular roundovers provide consistent lip shape for smooth, catch-free slides and effortless slide initiation. Designed for high-speed freeride and technical sliding alike, these hulking specimens score best in show for throwing slides and linking rotations run after run after run.

Available now (or contact your local shop)!


  • You are looking for an adaptable freeride wheel that makes learning the sliding arts super easy.
  • You are an advanced freerider looking for high roll speed, predictable hookup and release, and a larger size for a long lifespan.
  • You are a highly technical freerider looking for that soft-wheel feel to link rotations, throw slide shuv-its, blunt slides, and whatever new wild tech slide you can invent next.


  • Diameter:
    Diameter: Wheel height. Smaller wheels accelerate quicker. Taller wheels roll more easily over rough, uneven surfaces and have a higher top speed.
  • Width:
    Width: Width measured at the widest part of the wheel.
  • Contact Patch:
    Contact Patch: Width of the portion of the wheel in contact with the ground. Wider contact patches offer greater traction. Narrower contact patches slide more easily.
  • Style:
    Style: Sharp lips offer maximum traction and are ideal for carving, pumping, downhill, and slalom riding. Rounded lips slide more smoothly and are ideal for freeride and freestyle. Rounded lips also help wheels pass more smoothly across pavement cracks when commuting. Stone-ground wheels slide more easily even when brand new. Wheels with surface skin retain maximum traction.
    Rounded lips with stone-ground surface
  • Bearing Seat:
    Bearing seat: Position of the wheel core where bearings are installed. Centerset wheels can be “flipped” (mounted in either orientation) to promote more even wear over time and tend to narrow the board’s footprint. Offset wheels allow more freedom for the outer lip to deform and grip the road and tend to widen the board’s footprint.
  • Formula:
    Formula: The urethane formula used to pour the wheel. Orangatang offers four proprietary wheel formulas: Happy Thane (smooth, fast, high traction, buttery slides), Peachy Thane (balanced traction, high durability), Euphorethane (long slides, exceptional durability), and Perky Thane (smooth and durable for park and pool skating).
    Happy Thane
  • Core: high-strength, high-stiffness, heat-resistant urethane
  • Weight (per wheel): 6 oz / 170 g
  • Durometers:
    Durometer: Measure of wheel hardness. Softer wheels (77a-80a and lower) offer more traction and roll smoother and faster over rough surfaces. Harder wheels (83a-86a and higher) slide more easily, offer greater durability, and roll faster over smooth surfaces.
    80a, 83a, 86a

What's in the box? Purchase price includes set of 4 wheels.


The Orangatang Beefcake has a progressive contemporary shape perfect for all applications of freeriding. Large stone-ground roundovers provide consistent lip shape for smooth, catch-free slides throughout the life of the wheel. The stone-ground contact patch guarantees predictable and buttery slides right out of the box. The centerset core and bearing seat allow the rider to flip the wheels for added longevity. The jacked amount of proprietary Happy Thane urethane also delivers a high amount of rolling comfort and a prolonged wheel lifespan.


The Beefcake’s core is made up of high-strength, high-stiffness, heat-resistant urethane that supports the rounded lips. With an eye-catching color, the 35x38mm core has a deep valley-shaped cross section that keeps the lips firmly supported, promoting smooth, consistent slides, even wear, and dependable longevity.

Recommended Loaded Setups

The Beefcake works well with a wide variety of Loaded setups, but we really enjoy it with the following:

  • Basalt Tesseract — Symmetrical double-kick to inspire the ultimate in freeride and slopestyle creativity. Pair with Paris 180mm 43° trucks.
  • Omakase — Compact single-kick for shredding neighborhood runs and driveway slashing. Pair with Paris 165mm 50° trucks.
  • Truncated Tesseract — Dedicated downhill drifting device. Pair with Paris 180mm 43° trucks.
Orangatang Beefcake longboard skateboard wheels
Orangatang Beefcake longboard skateboard wheels